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    1. June 23, 2016

      Fernández optimistic about role as Venezuela’s emissary for peace

      The former Dominican Republic president trying to ease tensions in crisis-hit Venezuela describes the proposed...

    2. June 15, 2016

      US and Venezuela to hold high-level talks to ease crisis

      The US is sending one of its most senior diplomats to Venezuela for talks aimed at easing tensions in the South...

    1. June 15, 2016

      The US-Venezuela talks will help unblock a political impasse

      John Kerry’s move on Tuesday to open high-level talks with Caracas is a potentially smart play. At the margin, the US...

    2. May 29, 2016

      In Venezuela the stage is set for a chaotic exit

      Oh, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains. Nicolás Maduro’s stint as president of...

    3. May 27, 2016

      Venezuelans resort to looting as food shortages hit crisis point

      On one side, under the burning midday sun of Maracay in north-central Venezuela, hundreds of angry people have been...

    4. May 22, 2016

      Henrique Capriles rallies voter revolt in Venezuela

      Henrique Capriles is clear about how to stop the economic, political and social disaster unfolding in Venezuela, which...

    5. May 20, 2016

      Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s lord of misrule

      Ever since he became Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro has gone to ridiculous lengths to eulogise the memory of Hugo...

    6. May 18, 2016

      Five things to watch for as oil nears $50 a barrel

      As the price of crude oil nears $50 a barrel for the first time this year, traders are split over whether the near 80...

    7. May 16, 2016

      What is Venezuela’s recall referendum and how does it work?

      Venezuela’s so-called recall referendum provides a mechanism to remove the sitting president, Nicolás Maduro, and is...

    8. May 16, 2016

      Brent crude extends rally to near $50 on supply fears

      The oil price moved closer to the $50-a-barrel mark for the first time since November, on growing supply disruptions in...

    9. May 16, 2016

      Venezuela protesters fear Maduro will cling on at all costs

      Diego Hernández was among about 2,000 protesters who marched last week to Venezuela’s electoral council in Caracas to...

    10. March 21, 2016

      Latin Americans tire of populists as Los Yanquis fall for Trump

      Donald Trump may want to build a wall along the southern border of the US but there are some trends from Latin America...

    11. March 6, 2016

      Venezuela lawmakers announce plan to oust Nicolás Maduro

      A bit of financial juggling may have helped Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s embattled socialist president, stave off a...

    12. February 11, 2016

      Venezuelans add default to list of fears

      Hugo Chávez was credited by some with an ability to use both his charisma and Venezuela’s immense oil wealth to nudge...

    13. January 29, 2016

      Venezuela seeks support for oil production cuts

      Venezuela’s oil minister said he will meet energy officials from Russia and Opec countries next week as he tries to...

    14. Fast FT

      January 15, 2016

      Inflation in Venezuela surges to 141.5%

      Venezuela has released its first inflation figures in more than a year – and, as expected, they do not make for a happy...

    15. January 12, 2016

      Venezuela’s political power struggle deepens

      The political crisis facing Venezuela deepened after the Supreme Court ruled that any decisions by the country’s...

    16. January 7, 2016

      Maduro overhauls economic team amid Venezuela power struggle

      Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s president, overhauled his economic team on Wednesday, a day after the country’s opposition...

    17. January 4, 2016

      Venezuela sets scene for power struggle country can ill afford

      In Venezuela, where 2015 ended with grenade blasts alongside the fireworks, the new year heralds an explosive showdown...

    18. December 20, 2015

      Venezuelan state goes from bad to worse

      Nicolás Maduro, the Venezuelan president, ranks among the world’s most brutish leaders. This month, his ruling...

    19. December 9, 2015

      Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro rages against poll loss

      Venezuela’s socialist government has reacted defiantly to news that the opposition has won a landmark supermajority in...

    20. December 8, 2015

      Hasta la (cha)vista

      It is hard to overstate the significance of the Venezuelan legislative elections. For the first time since the late...

    21. December 4, 2015

      What to watch for in the Venezuela election

      This Sunday, Venezuelans will elect the 167 members of their National Assembly. The government is likely to lose its...

    22. November 30, 2015

      Venezuela: ‘Ours is a nation of thugs’

      Inside a small house in La Acequia, one of the gritty shantytowns that drape the hills around Caracas, Carlos is...

    23. November 25, 2015

      Mauricio Macri will make a difference beyond Argentina

      This is how socialism ends, not with a bang but with a squeaker. After a commanding lead during the run-up to Sunday’s...

    24. September 22, 2015

      Colombia and Venezuela ease tensions

      Colombia and Venezuela on Monday agreed to ease tensions after a month-long dispute over border security that led to...

    25. September 2, 2015

      Venezuela secures $5bn China loan

      China will loan Venezuela $5bn to boost oil output, the Venezuelan president said in a televised broadcast from...

    26. June 3, 2015

      Guyana tests waters of a ‘new era’

      Jennifer Carbin, who sells food at a rickety stall in Albouystown, one of the most deprived parts of Guyana’s capital...

    27. April 29, 2015

      Venezuela in gold swap with Citi

      Venezuela has turned to Wall Street to help it secure US dollar funding through its large gold reserves as the country...

    28. Nick Butler

      April 19, 2015

      Venezuela – reform postponed

      Can a country with an inflation rate of 70 per cent and a shortage of such basic goods as milk and toilet paper really...

    29. April 17, 2015

      Venezuela steps up nationalist rhetoric as economy worsens

      Flanked by puffy-faced generals, Nicolás Maduro unveiled a 1.2km long flag this week, swore to crack down on businesses...

    30. beyondbrics

      March 11, 2015

      Twitter snapshots show Venezuela's government isolated from its people

      How isolated is Venezuela’s government from the people it supposedly represents? Very isolated indeed, according to a...

    31. March 11, 2015

      Venezuela’s economic woes spark election fears

      In the ramshackle shantytown of Ramo Verde outside the city of Los Teques, Henrique Capriles is pressing the flesh,...

    32. February 15, 2015

      A civilian sacrifice is more likely than a coup in Caracas

      Venezuela’s cartoonish leaders have survived boulders and anvils that would eradicate most governments. For years,...

    33. February 6, 2015

      Venezuelan migrants use Cuban tactics to steer US political debate

      Over cornbread sandwiches and cold beer, the Friday evening conversation at El Arepazo in Doral would quicken the pulse...

    34. January 25, 2015

      Venezuela offers China tough lending lessons

      “God will provide!” So said Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s president, last week following his apparently empty-handed...

    35. January 22, 2015

      Venezuela in a bind as Nicolás Maduro faces default dilemma

      Nicolás Maduro promised “God will provide” after Venezuela’s president returned to Caracas apparently empty-handed from...

    36. January 14, 2015

      Oil price rout forces Venezuela to rethink petro-diplomacy

      Jamaica has its “Hope Zoo”, in Nicaragua garish yellow sculptures decorate the avenues of Managua called “The Trees of...

    37. beyondbrics

      January 5, 2015

      Hello 2015: Argentina and Venezuela - the emperor has no clothes

      By Russ Dallen, Caracas Capital Markets Trying to predict what will happen in South America’s wildest emerging markets...

    38. September 15, 2014

      Venezuela: Whose default is it?

      Did you hear the one about the Harvard professor, the Bolivarian revolution and how to spot a looming sovereign...

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